Bike size

Discussion in 'Beginners' started by Kerry, 26 Jul 2012.

  1. Kerry

    Kerry Regular

    I wonder if I could ask advice again. I have had my bike (Giant Sedona) since 2009. It's never been a totally comfortable ride. Never been able to put my finger on why. The seat is right down, handle bars up. I have been on Giant's website and according to my measurements (5ft6.5in and inside leg 30.5) I should have a small size. I was sold a medium. Is this why I'm not comfortable and will I ever be? I suffer across the top of my shoulders after cycling ( I suffer with muscle pains anyway which is why we went for this style to give me a more upright riding position). Thanks in advance. Kerry
     
  2. cyberknight

    cyberknight Wibble

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    can you fit a shorter stem ?
    I fitted a longer stem to one of my bikes and i used to get similar aches on longer rides.
     
  3. OP
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    Kerry

    Kerry Regular

    Thank you for your reply, I hadn't thought of that, will look into it. Although I've had the bike 3 years, I'm only now beginning to really use it! Thanks again
     
  4. cyberknight

    cyberknight Wibble

    Location:
    Land of confusion
    This site is good, wish i had listened to it myslef more but sometimes it takes someone else to pointout the obvious ..
    http://www.jimlangley.net/crank/bikefit.html
    http://www.jimlangley.net/crank/bikefitchart.html
    If your not sure you could pop along to a bike shop ,i do not know much about your bike model apart from a google image , looks like it has a stem that can change its angle so you will be looking at something similar but shorter or non movable shorter riser stem ?
     
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